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Puppy Training

*up to 6 months old*

Getting you off to the right start with puppy training programs, home visits, face to face learning 1:1's, Online Programs and telephone consults. 

JJ Barrs Market Harborough Behaviourist & Puppy Trainer

“Life Changing is an understatement! we had a puppy home visit with our barky dachshund Winnie & JJ is so knowledgeable and friendly, the tasks she showed us where so simple we couldn't fail if we tried."

- Peter Richards (20/1/24)

"I Loved coming to JJ's training sessions and to pick her brain on the latest puppy oddity! Bailey loved every minute of it and couldn't wait to get in the door to see her! he's now a very well behaved puppy and we couldn't of wished for more"

- Sue Wheatley


“On our last session i literally had nothing on my mind, Otto is such a lovely puppy and we had worked through all our concerns with JJ & Loved having Dave pop in for the odd session too! I'm over the moon with our little boy and feeling very equipped to handle anything that may come our way now, no doubt we will be back for more learning, Thank you Both!”

- Lisa Davidson


Puppy Love!

Our Services

Happy Puppy

 1:1 Puppy Training Programs

1:1 training program to create enthusiasm and the same great learning with great results without the distractions or challenges of a class setting in Market Harborough. 

* 1:1 face to face sessions at Market Harborough's Training Yard (lasting roughly 45mins) to tailor all learning for you and your puppy.


* Free access to our online Good Canine puppy training program (worth £98.99) incorporating all you need to know complete with videos, diagrams and written information to really give you & your puppy the best start in life. 

covering all the questions you may have and supporting you with all of the important topics below and more.   

  • Recall

  • Off Lead Safety

  • How To Get Loose Lead Walking

  • Stay & Wait

  • Socialisation
  • Middle

  • Sit, Down & Stand

  • Common sense methods

  • Greetings & Behaviour

  • Spin

  • Leave it

* 4x 45min 1:1 Face to face

& free online lessons - £200

* 6x 45min 1:1 Face to face

& free online lessons - £280

(£20 optional extra for training essentials)

We use motivational, reinforcing methods and fun engaging games for long lasting results anyone could use.  Each week we aim to teach you a new skill and build on the exercises from past weeks.

Each dog and handler will have a certificate upon completion of the course

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Puppy's 1st Home Visit

A special puppy home visit to talk about anything that is on your mind, we can help you with your set up and help you with any problem areas arising at home. cut out all the online research and learn from the professionals.

To give you some ideas on how we can help:

  • Den/crate training

  • Toilet training

  • Routine

  • Avoiding carpet sharks/nipping

  • Boundaries & home living

  • Basic training to incorporate socialisation

  • Special skills set up like joining you on trips and sports.

  • Play

  • Zoomies


This could be a great addition to our online or face to face programs. All home visits are within 30mins of LE16

Face to face sessions are arranged via email and sessions are currently available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays between

9:30am - 2:30pm. 

Check out our 121 training programs or home visits for ongoing training pay and go options.

puppy home visit

Puppies don't need to be fully vaccinated (please note home visits are only available within 30 mins drive of LE16 7LZ) and must be under 6 months old for your first session, (see 121 training support for older dogs and rehomes), this is designed around their developmental stages to coincide with teaching relevance. 

*Multiple Puppies (2 or more puppies of the same household) are subject to a surcharge of £30 per additional puppy for home visits and additional sessions are recommended for Beginners training programs. If you would like to book programs with a friend then please get in touch. 

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Online Puppy Training

Learn how to train your puppy from day one with this self paced simple to follow online training program, perfect for busy schedules and first time puppy owners, covering all the important topics to get your puppy started in life with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guardian. 

£ From FREE

Puppy Talk
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Puppy Talk

£45 - telephone consult to get all your puppy questions answered (evenings after 7:30pm)

Grab a pen and paper (and a biscuit and cuppa) and lets talk all things puppy. answering all your questions or just talking about breeds, what to expect, life style and anything that is bothering you about your puppy or puppy to be.


A to the point, how to training diary written, illustrated and printed by JJ Barrs to help you in your training journey. 

Covering all your training fundamentals like Heel, Recall, Sit, Down, Spin, Den Training and containing my world famous livercake recipe, diary pages and manageable realistic milestone social media pages. 


Order Your Copy Today

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Puppy Classes With MHDCS

After your puppy sessions you may be advised to join the next beginners group. To put into practice all you have learnt around other dogs and lots of people, it also works as a great refresher of information in a more casual club setting. 

For personalized attention and to lay a strong foundation for your puppy's training, I highly recommend booking a set of 6 1:1 session with ourselves first! Your chances of puppy training and ownership success increase tenfold with specific guidance in the early weeks. 

Market Harborough & District Canine Society is a club run by volunteers. Club night is Tuesday evenings at Robert Smyth Sports Hall

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